Lincoln Fields Opens Meeting at Washington Park Tomorrow: Oil Capitol to Head Unit of 30 That Harry Trotsek Will Campaign at Session, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-15


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: . -* . . ■HMttHMHajfh #JB_ ___HL , I • • --.Up - *V- 2 . _y Ff v o , - : : : , . Lincoln Fields Opens Nleeting At Washington Park Tomorrow Oil Capitol to Head Unit Of 30 That Harry Trotsek Will Campaign at Session 9 WASHINGTON PARK, Homewood, HI., May 13. — Some of the nations most prom- inent stables will be on hand at Washing-i ton Park on Tuesday when the Lincoln . Fields Racing Association inaugurates its : twenty-fifth annual meeting. The session of i 29 days duration will run through June 17. The Lincoln meeting is being conducted at the Homewood course for the third con-: secutive year while, its own plant at Crete is in the process of reconstruction. A new 1 super-highway which will serve the home track at Crete also is being built. Among the leading horsemen with stall reservations for the Lincoln Fields meeting is Harry Trotsek and his public stable of : 30 horses. They include Tom Grays three-. year-old colt. Oil Capitol, winner of the ; Flamingo Stakes and Everglades Handicap at Hialeah, and early favorite for the tucky Derby. In the Louisville classic the , Oklahoma-owned colt finished fifth in a ; dead-heat with Clifford Mooers Hawley ; behind Middleground. Oil Capitol ran a good race, made a noble bid and still holds a strong position • among the countrys top three-year-olds. His opportunities at the forthcoming Lincoln Fields meeting include the 5,000 Pea-body Memorial Stakes on Memorial Day, May 30. Two Record-Holders in String Trotseks entourage also includes two horses who established new track records , at Churchill Downs during the current meeting, in fact, on the same day, May 8. , In the first race that day Mrs. Trotseks two-year-old colt, Robust Fighting Step — Rodia, a first-time starter, lowered the five-furlong record established by Yankee Notions back in 1912, the year Worth won the thirty-eighth Kentucky Derby, which netted its winner ,850. Robusts time was :58%, which was two-fifths of a second better than Yankee Notions. Less than two hours after Robusts record run, Trotsek saddled his second record- ■ breaker of the day. This was the six-year-old gelding,.Porters Broom Cant Wait — Shake Down, owned by the Chicago restaurateur, Ray A. Ankenbauer, who bred Porters Broom at his Meadowbrook Farm near Versailles, Ky. Porters Broom ran six furlongs in 1:10_, which was one-fifth better than the previous track record established by Calumet Farms grand filly, Bewitch. Incidentally, another Trotsek-trained horse, Hasty House Farms Sea- FRED W. HOOPER — Owner of Olympic, Camden Handicap winner. ward, finished third to his stablematc. Porters Broom is among the nominees for the 0,000 Crete Handicap, which six-furlong event features the first Saturday of the meeting, May 20. Other nominees include John Marschs Ol Skipper, J. A. Kinards Johns Joy, Paul Kelleys_ Re-warder, James Nugents Thank You Sir, W. M. Peaveys Wisconsin Boy, J. A. Goodwins Ky. Colonel and Donke Serenade, J. S. Bradleys Sun David, Valley View Farms Lextown and Witch Sir. The Lincoln Fields program is one of highly diversified sport. Besides the Crete and the Peabody previously mentioned, there are two added-money handicaps, the Edward J. Fleming Memorial and the Lincoln for older horses, and two stakes for two-year-olds. These latter are the Joliet for colts and geldings, the Miss America for fillies.

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